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String Quartet of Northern Virginia is a woman owned, musician operated small business featuring elite, professional musicians who perform in the DC metro area's top orchestras and ensembles. We strive to make your special day unforgettable by providing beautiful live music that enhances the atmosphere of your celebration. Our musicians will work with you directly to plan every aspect of your ceremony and reception music and our custom curated musical selections will be performed at the highest level during your celebration.

Services Offered

String Quartet of Northern Virginia performs various musical genres including classical, romantic standards, movie/tv/Broadway favorites, jazz, rock and pop. The string quartet is comprised of two violins, a viola, and a cello, and we will perform as a duo or trio when requested. We have a repertoire of more than 1000 pieces and are happy to learn new songs to provide a personalized entertainment experience. Our wedding ceremony package includes music before, during and after the ceremony with additional packages to include cocktail hour and dinner reception music. Our fees include email, phone and online consulations with a quartet member, and travel to and from the venue (up to 35 miles each way from Alexandria, Virginia-out of area travel fees will be discussed during our booking process).

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$1,000

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,700

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
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J D Married on 10/01/2022
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Beautiful Sound - Great to Work With

String Quartet of Northern Virginia played at my daughter鈥檚 wedding at Airlie, VA in October 2022. They were amazing! Diana was great to work with as the wedding day approached. Perhaps unlike many others, I selected every song to be played and the order in which they were to be played. Additionally, I wanted a song that needed arranging, and two that they needed sheet music purchased. Diana handled that promptly. Lastly, in terms of preparation, there was a last-minute change in the procession, which caused a change in the song order. One e-mail to Diana and all changes were implemented seamlessly.

The sound the quartet produced was amazing; so rich and pure perfectly providing elegance to the prelude, ceremony and cocktail hour. We received many, many compliments from our guests about the beautiful music.

I have another daughter and will not hesitate to have String Quartet of Northern Virginia play at her wedding. I highly recommend them.
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Paulomi B. Married on 05/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A great addition to the day!

The String Quartet of Northern Virginia was one of my favorite vendors (even though I sadly didn鈥檛 even get a chance to meet them on the wedding day!). They were highly communicative and clear with pricing and how the process would work. They played everything we had discussed beautifully and were a really great addition to our wedding day. One thing that stood out was when they thanked me for being communicative and making the process easy - it made my day and was just a thoughtful thing to say. I would recommend them to anyone!
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Anna L. Married on 06/30/2022
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Incredible music!

The quartet was perfect. The music was incredibly beautiful, and they were very professional. Would highly recommend to anyone having a wedding in the DC area!!
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Team

Diana Flesner
Diana Flesner
Cellist and business manager

Cellist Diana Flesner is the quartet's business manager and works directly with the couple or wedding planner to ensure every detail is in place for our couple's special day. Our musicians have been performing and working together since 2009, and we have hundreds of pieces from which to choose for your perfect wedding!

Diana received her DMA from the University of Illinois, where she studied with Brandon Vamos. Originally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, she received her MM from San Francisco Conservatory and her BA magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a double major in Music and Russian Language/Literature. Her principal teachers have included Bonnie Hampton, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and Dieuwke Davydov. Diana was a member of the Cervantes String Quartet for two years, which in addition to regular concerts and recitals, performed live for WILL-FM, gave the American premier of a quartet by Edward Top, and served as Quartet in Residence for Strings in the Mountains summer music festival. While at the University of Illinois she was a member of the Graduate String Quartet and while in San Francisco she was a member of the Bravel Piano Trio. She has participated in Manchester Music Festival and The Quartet Program at Bucknell and has played in masterclasses or coached with members of the Pacifica, Mir贸, Miami, Kocian, Tokyo, Juilliard, T谩kacs, and Kronos Quartets. She served as principal cellist for the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra and has played with Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, The Prairie Ensemble, Opera Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Fairfax Symphony. She is currently performing with Paragon Philharmonia and the Apollo Orchestra.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Wedding Ceremonies by Jim Burch Wedding Ceremonies by Jim Burch Wedding Officiants

I have officiated over 2,500 weddings in this region, and always have a smile when I see the String Quartet of Northern Virginia at a wedding. They are just as good as you can get. They plan a beautiful selection of music (you can occasionally get good musicians who play mediocre music for your guest ... but NOT this quartet!), played by accomplished musicians who will keep your guests feeling great and smiling themselves the whole time.

Irene Abdou Photography, LLC Irene Abdou Photography, LLC Wedding Photographers

I have had the privilege of working with and attending performances of Stephanie Flack and/or the String Quartet of Northern Virginia on several occasions. What can I say? Their music is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Be ready to be absolutely swept away! In addition, Stephanie is wonderful to work with. She is responsive, attentive, professional, and notices the little details. I highly recommend Stephanie and the String Quartet of Northern Virginia for any wedding or event, and if I were getting married tomorrow, they would be my string quartet!

Events by C Events by C Wedding Planners

We worked with the String Quartet of Northern Virginia on a wedding at the Wardman Park Marriott over Labor Day weekend. I can't say enough great things about Stephanie and her team! They arrived on time, their music is beyond perfect, and were great at taking and giving cues to make the ceremony and cocktail hour a huge success! I can't wait for us to work together again on another wedding!

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